Friday, October 28, 2011

focus friday. a finished project.

...knitting has been good to me this week. as in I finished a project, have another done except for 38 stitches to graft (coffee work tomorrow morning!) and we got a gorgeous shipment of madelinetosh, including madtosh light, in the shop today. and I got to spend nearly all day yesterday and today knitting with friends (and even captured one of those times with a photo - thanks, karen!)

the finished project is creature comforts, the current project crush at the shop (or maybe it was really a knit along, I'm not sure). several of my students are knitting it, too; and really, the knitting along was one of my favorite parts of this project. until I finished it, and put it on, and peeked at the back in my bathroom mirror. truly, the best part about this one is wearing it!
creature comforts cardi. finished.
thank you, sharon, for taking the photo - and the suggestion to hold my arms out :-)
now that it's done and I've worn it, I'll admit I was a bit worried about a few things. the seams, having it fall off my shoulders, or just plain fit weird. but really, none of those worries came to be. and I love the finished piece. I did make a few modifications and they're documented on my ravelry project page.
creature comforts cardi. finished.
a view from the front (note to self, next time smile at the camera!)
more on the nearly finished project and what I'm going to knit with the madtosh light later this weekend...

13 comments:

  1. I'm crazy for this! I haven't seen this before, how did I miss it? It's a beauty and I need to make it!

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  2. That looks great - but everything looks great on you, Mary!

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  3. i think you missed your calling as a knit wear model-though it might not be too late! really love this-again-makes me wish i was taller. it is lovely.

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  4. What a triumph! It is to long for. Wear it proudly and in good health.
    Cheers~

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  5. Magnifique... superbe !!!
    Félicitation :-)

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  6. Love it! Lydia is right...you look like a model!

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  7. I agree with Carol! It looks great-on you! If I was your size I'd certainly make it. Looking for something to keep the chill offkn this winter. Really beautiful, as is the model.

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  8. So beautiful! Really . . . that is a lovely sweater -- and suits you so well.

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  9. I've been in love with this pattern for some time but always worry that it will overwhelm my frame. But I have to say, it looks really lovely on you! So now maybe I'll give it a try soon.

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  10. wow, that is really gorgeous!

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  11. Wow! This is the prettiest knitted anything I have ever seen! I'm making this! You are so talented! I love it!

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